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International student support

Global Campus Programme

Make the best of your time at YSJ with new friends, experiences and cultures.

Students working together to paint flower

We organise weekly socials as well as quieter catch ups. We host trips around the UK and help you get to know your new home, York. We host a series of YSJActive events, have two allotments where you can grow your own vegetables, put on special rest and relaxation activities during exam period and of course are always here for you to speak to when you need.

We are really proud of the support we offer international students, but our programme of activities is also available to home students.

We want to help everyone have an internationalised experience here at YSJ and throughout the year our events and activities will not only support you through your studies but also introduce you to new cultures, give you the chance to make new friends and help you find your place in the world!

Global Campus Support

We are here whenever you need us but unless you have an emergency, we ask you to book a 1 to 1 session with us so we can best help you. Whatever concerns you have, please come to us and if we can't help you, we will find the right university team who can.

You can book a face to face support session using the link below.

Book support session (Microsoft Bookings)

Global Campus Socials

Our socials are quite the to do!

We have curated a fantastic weekly event schedule, aimed at building a community where you feel comfortable coming together and letting your hair down!

Our weekly events are almost always free, though we do have a couple of off-campus events where there is a small charge.

Throughout the year we try and celebrate as many international festivities and cultures as possible whilst also showcasing the best of British, in ways that bring you together with other students in a fun, safe and happy environment. 

Take a look at our schedule of socials.

Global Campus socials

Global Campus Cafes

Every so often we will run a quieter event.

These cafes offer you a chance to come together with friends and enjoy some free drinks and nibbles whilst catching up, without any themed event or activity. We will put out a few board games for you but other than that the cafes are a relaxed, informal event for you to come and hang out with some friendly faces.

Keep an eye out online or in our communications to you, for when these will run.

Global Campus Active

We know how important it is to stay physically and mentally healthy, so we have teamed up with YSJActive to provide free activities throughout the year as well as discounted prices for many of their classes and sessions.

Keep an eye out for information that we send you about different activities.

Global Campus Trips

We offer 3 trips per semester to various locations within a few hours of York.

You do need to pay for these, but we make them very affordable and it would cost a lot more to do independently. We have chosen some of the best places in the region to visit, giving you an amazing experience of the North of England.

It is a great chance to spend time with other Global Campus students and our Ambassadors, who lead the trips.

See what's on offer and book your trips below. For even greater value for money why not buy a seasonal pass, for all 3 trips?

Global Campus trips

Global Campus Walks

New for 2022/23 is our series of York walks, helping you get to know our glorious city better.

Some of our walks are part of our Global Campus social calendar, whilst others are self led (we will send out walking tour ideas throughout the year) and others will be put on at various times throughout the semester.

Don’t worry, we will keep you informed!  

Global Campus Relaxation

We know that particular times of the year can be more stressful than usual for students.

Exams are a period of intense hard work, which makes it even more important to look after yourself. In the lead up to your exam periods we provide you with a little R&R (rest and relaxation!).

During this time, you can enjoy some mindfulness sessions and YSJActive sessions such as Yoga, as well as take home some helpful tips and goodies to relax back at your accommodation. We will let you know about these sessions ahead of time.

Global Campus Ambassadors

Our Global Campus Ambassadors are here to help support you on your YSJ journey.

They are all current students and are a wonderful and friendly group of people who love meeting new friends and making the most out of their time at YSJ.

You can ask them anything and they will try and help you.  If you are interested in becoming a Global Campus Ambassador, drop us an email to globalcampus@yorksj.ac.uk to let us know and we will keep you informed of our next round of recruitment.

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